What role does Helaba play here?
Sander: Sustainability is not entirely new to Helaba. Being an institution governed by public law, sustainability is naturally embedded into our DNA. We understand and implement sustainability within, as well as outside of our organization. Thus, we want to improve the sustainability performance of our own operations, we want to engage ourselves to meet our responsibility for the society as a whole and, last but not least, we want to support our clients on their transition path.
In order to achieve this, we have set ourselves ambitious goals, which will be underpinned by a corresponding KPI measurement and control system. Besides the reduction of our own emissions, we focus on the expansion of our sustainable financing activities. Here, we build upon our well-established and long-term client relationships as well as our product expertise i.e. in the area of sustainable project finance.